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Semantics of the Book’s Macro-Compositional Level? A Visualisation Method of Analysis
Semantics of the Book’s Macro-Compositional Level? A Visualisation Method of Analysis

Author(s): Dilyana Radoslavova
Subject(s): History, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, 13th to 14th Centuries, 16th Century, 17th Century, Philology, Translation Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The publication opens for discussion an approach to macrostructural analysis of certain calendar miscellanies with selected readings which belong to the Medieval Balkan tradition. The author proposes that the selection of feasts and saints’ commemorations, as well as the order of the corresponding texts might be interpreted as determined by certain overall theme(s) / thematic fields and could be „read“ on the level of the book’s content. This approach was encouraged by the outcomes of a study on the calendar-thematic composition of Damaskenos Studites’s Thesauros and its transformations in Bulgarian literary tradition in the 16th-18th century. Aiming at a search for similar preceding models, the survey makes comparison on macro-compositional level between some panegyrica, such as Mihanović Homiliar and Jagić Zlatoust of the late 13th – early 14th century, the 1358/59 Miscellany of German, and the 16th-century Panegyricon No. 85 from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In addition, the study explores the relevancy of a method for visualisation, which can be supportive of a thematic analysis.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 14-15
  • Page Range: 251-280
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: English